For the spells in other games, see Haste (Dragon Age II) and Haste (Inquisition).

Haste is a mage spell from the Creation tree in Dragon Age: Origins.

Information Edit

  • -25% attack animation time means 33.33% increase in attack speed (1/0.75).
  • Conjuration time: 1s.

Notes Edit

  • Upkeep is in Mana.
  • Arcane Warrior spellcasting: The spell requires your weapon(s) be sheathed in order to cast.
  • For summoned creatures and shapeshifting forms, Haste increases movement speed normally. However, it does not affect their attack speed.
  • In principle, two or more Haste spells maintained by two or more mages will stack. However, there is a catch. For example, mage X activates Haste. When mage Y toggles his own Haste on, it will replace any effects of Haste maintained by mage X only on mage Y. Which means, the rest of the party, mage X included, will, indeed, benefit from two stackable Haste spells. (Also see Rally for the similar issue)
  • A third Haste will increase movement speed for mages X and Y one more level, but mage Z will be left at level one. Therefore, you would have mage X at level 3 movement, mage y at level 2, and mage z at level 1. Activating the third haste triggers the attack speed reset for mage x by exceeding the 0.5 breakpoint.
  • Consider using Dispel Magic to remove Haste from your ranged attackers and characters using Momentum to avoid bugs listed below, while maintaining the benefits for other party members.

Bugs Edit

  • There is a bug in core_h.nss resulting in the loss of any attack speed bonus if the animation speed modifier is higher than 0.5. Having Haste (-25%) and Momentum (-30%) active at the same time corresponds to a speed modifier of 0.55 (-55% animation time), and this results in the animation time being reset to normal. This appears to be legacy code that ensured "compatibility with old savegames" during development. Having Haste and Momentum and Precise Striking active at the same time results in a valid speed modifier of 0.45. Unofficial fix for PC available here.
  • This spell, like Swift Salve, actually slows down aim speed, increasing aim duration by +0.8s. See Bugs (Origins) for details. The code suggests this was meant to be a percentage modifier, but what it actually does is adding or subtracting a flat value (in seconds).

See also Edit

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